Rangers will have no problem keeping all of their stars this month – because they have a “happy” dressing room.
That is according to ex-Celtic star Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about how Steven Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister have worked their man-management magic.
Rangers are in the market for new signings as they mainly explore pre-contract agreements, some of which like Scott Wright and Jack Simpson could be fast-tracked to arrive in this window.
But there has been little talk of big-name exits as the club intensify their league title pursuit.
Rangers are wonderfully placed to end Celtic’s decade-long strangle-hold on the league with a 20-point gap over their bitter rivals.
There are fears at the top of the club that a number of key stars may quit at the end of the season.
But McAvennie is in no doubt that big-name exits are on hold until at least the summer transfer window.
“Stevie G and Gary McAllister have done a wonderful job in keeping all of the players at the club this month because they have kept them all quiet,” McAvennie told Football Insider.
“The only way you can do that is by keeping them all happy and they have done that.
“They have got Jack coming back in now as well as a couple of others. The biggest Rangers problem last season was that they did not have the back-up.
“This season they have the back-up and they are all happy to rotate. The players are happy and are stepping up to mark.”
Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are among the star attackers who have attracted covetous glances from leading clubs.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, Rangers are in the market for a new defender amid fears one of their current star men Connor Goldson, James Tavernier or Borna Barisic will leave at the end of the season.